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Liquidation World: On the Art of Living Absently

Liquidation World: On the Art of Living Absently

Liquidation World: On the Art of Living Absently

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Marchessaut, Janine
MIT 2017
SKU: S00381

In Liquidation World, Alexi Kukuljevic examines a distinctive form of subjectivity animating the avant-garde: that of the darkly humorous and utterly disoriented subject of modernity, a dissolute figure that makes an art of its own vacancy, an object of its absence. Shorn of the truly rotten illusion that the world is a fulfilling and meaningful place, these subjects identify themselves by a paradoxical disidentification—through the objects that take their places. They have mastered the art of living absently, of making something with nothing. Traversing their own morbid obsessions, they substitute the nonsensical for sense, the ridiculous for the meaningful.

152 pp. Pap.

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